Month: January 2018

Yoweri Museveni removes presidential age limit in Uganda, allowing him to run for a sixth term

For the last twenty years, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has maintained rule over the African country, and his latest law signed on December 27, 2017 will help him continue his reign. Museveni removed the presidential age limit of 75, letting him (currently 73) to run for a sixth term in 2021. Over two decades of being in power must have him convinced that being the Ugandan president is his life calling. According to Deutsche Welle, “Museveni’s long rule has faced public outcry in recent years in response to widespread corruption, human rights violations and inadequate public services.” There are plentiful...

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Google machine learning helps predict voting patterns in U.S.

From the digital assistants like Siri in our phones to the algorithms that recommend us things to buy on Amazon, artificial intelligence is truly ingrained in the function of our technological society. Some of the most innovative forms of media exist because machine learning has exponentially become more prominent, and it is no surprise researchers at Stanford University use it to learn more about humans and their political patterns. These researchers identified a unique association among U.S. voters and the type of cars they own. If a city has a higher percent of sedans than pickup trucks, then there...

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Mike Mullen speaks out on U.S. chances of nuclear war with N. Korea

Adm. Mike Mullen, Former Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff, voiced his concern about the dangers the Trump administration has imposed to the citizens of the U.S. The rhetoric involving nuclear war between the United States and North Korea was whimsically glossed over here and there in 2017, but Mullen believes the U.S. could be in a dangerous circumstance. Despite efforts to instill a peaceful conversation around the topic, Mullen said in an ABC interview that “clearly, the president has chosen to try to disrupt and break those up as much as possible, creat[ing] a great uncertainty. And in my view,...

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